A beautiful apartment (1 of only 10) in a modern, purpose built traditional Austrian style chalet building, complete with extensive wellness facilities (winter season only) including Jacuzzi/whirlpool, sauna, steam room, infrared room, and relaxing loungers to soothe tired muscles. Other facilities include heated secure ski and boot lockers, secure space for mountain bikes in the summer, kids indoor play area and coin operated washing and drying facilities. The property is operated by electronic key card system and your personal security is guaranteed by an entry phone system. With wonderful mountain views, only a 5 min walk / 300m to the 10 man Gondola station 'The Flying Mozart'. This apartment offers a very large living area with a stunning spiral staircase, 2 double rooms, 1 twin room and 1 sofabed, and comprises a total of 83sqm of living area over 2 floors complete with upper balcony and downstairs terrace. Thermostatic underfloor heating. Strictly non-smoking.
I live in Yorkshire with my husband Andy, and have skied for over 25 years. Between us we have 6 offspring aged between 18 and 26. We also own our Flagmaking business "Flying Colours Flagmakers" based in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire. I have skied extensively throughout Europe and America and fully understand the huge expense a skiing holiday can involve especially when you travel as a family party. This was one of my reasons for purchasing a beautiful apartment in Austria. Apart from skiing we also enjoy camping holidays but nevertheless we also visit Austria in the summer time which transforms itself into a paradise of beautiful vistas to be enjoyed by all with plenty to do.
Julie Taylor purchased this apartment in 2007
The apartment was purchased from new in October 2007. I bought my apartment in Wagrain simply because I love everything about Austria, however, Wagrain has an exceptional snow record normally receiving large snow falls in late November and it is not unusual for snow falls to happen in May. Furthermore Wagrain has a vast extensive ultra modern lift system, little queueing and extensive skiing for beginners to advanced. The resort prices are incredibly conservative and in most cases you can have a decent meal on the mountain including alcoholic drinks with change from a 10 Euro note. The reason for this is that the resort is self sufficient and does not have to charge extortionate prices to make a living, unlike high altitude ski resorts. Try it you will be thrilled.
Our modern apartment is located close to the ski lifts, shops and bars. You will never run out of hot water (normally associated with large apartment blocks) because our hot water is piped in on the village supply. Furthermore the superb underfloor heating, with individual thermostats to each room keeps you homely and warm. The wellness facilities situated in the cellar (Sauna, jacuzzi, Heatcabins) are typical of Austria offering plenty of relaxation to rejuvenate any aching limbs. Our apartment is one of ten, and your neighbours are the friendly Danish who share the same high moral standards you would expect. A regular comment we receive from our guests is that the apartment offers 4 star hotel standard accommodation, this is endorsed by their frequent repeat visits.
This was the first time we skied in Austria and the apartment was a perfect base. It is very convenient for both main ski lifts (Flying Mozart & Grafenberg) which then connect to Flachau and beyond. Internally the apartment is as described with very large open plan living room, ample space in the bedrooms, very clean and well stocked up with board games for kids, and a great spiral staircase which kids loved.
It has a balcony which is VERY convenient for loading / unloading the car on arrival / departure!!!
Wagrain itself is a magical little village with nice restaurants and bars and other larger villages are only minutes away by car.
Would definitely recommend (and actually considered returning there for Feb Half term, but already booked unfortunately :-( ..... maybe next year :-)
Great comms with the owners who managed to help us finding an item which we left behind in the flat.